Tarraco


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Tarraco

 

(present-day Tarragona), an ancient Iberian settlement on the Mediterranean Sea. In 218 B.C, Tarraco was conquered by the Romans. Under Julius Caesar’s rule, about 50 B.C., a Roman colony was established there, and from the late first century B.C, it was the capital of Hispania Tarraconensis Province. Tarraco was destroyed in A.D. 264 by the Franks. In 469 it was conquered by the Visigoths, and in 714 by the Arabs.

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Designed and developped at SEAT's facilities in Martorell, the SEAT Tarraco is being produced in Wolfsburg (Germany), at the heart of the Volkswagen Group.
Set to publicly debut at next month's Frankfurt motor show, the Tarraco PHEV will be available to order in the first half of 2020.
While the rear seats are really only for occasional use and then mainly for youngsters, the Tarraco has a good amount of boot space ranging from a superminisized 230 litres with all seats in use to a van-like 1775 litres with the second and third rows folded flat.
A fully charged Tarraco PHEV is capable of gaining the first hundred in 7.4 seconds - 0.6 seconds faster than the 190-horsepower all-wheel drive versions.
The Tarraco interior has a typically SEAT feel in that everything is well laid out with all the controls easy to find and use.
Only 500 of these have been made available for early adopters so anyone interested will need to be quick off the mark as the Tarraco is already rolling into the showrooms.
Now we have the daddy of the line-up - the Tarraco with full seven-seat versatility.
The Tarraco is a fine-looking big beast of a seven seater and deserves to be admired, particularly in Dark Camouflage.
The Tarraco's storage capabilities are impressive with a boot capacity that ranges from 230 litres with all seven seats in use, to 700 litres with the duo of rear seats dropped down.
Prices for the Tarraco start at PS28,335 and the car is available with a choice of four trim levels, four engines and manual or automatic gearboxes.
With the seven-seat Tarraco also due to hit showrooms, SEAT will have a fully fledged SUV family and looks well set to cash in on the continuing huge demand for such vehicles.
The electric version of the Mii and el-Born will be the brand's first two fully electric models, while the new generation Leon and the Tarraco will feature a plug-in hybrid version.